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Kyoto is a birth place of traditional arts, crafts and performances of Japan,
and has been maintaining its tradition with the coming of the new age.
Here GTK'd like to introduce the monthly art highlights, museums, creators etc.

Sennyū ji, Imperial Temple

The Kyoto National Museum is displaying valuable statues of Buddha that usually aren’t open to the public.
The statues, designated as Important Cultural Properties are being displayed in two feature exhibitions of the museum, “Sennyū-ji, Imperial Temple” and “The Newly Conserved Standing Zaō Gongen Sculpture of Sanbutsu-ji Temple, Tottori”.
The first features treasures such as calligraphy, painting and sculpture from Sennyū-ji Temple in Kyoto, known as Mi-tera or Imperial Temple due to strong connections with Japan’s imperial family.
The second, on the other hand, is from Mitokusan Sanbutsu-ji Temple of Tottori Prefecture, known as a sacred place for mountain-worshiping religion. The sculpture is being shown to visitors, celebrating the completion of conservation.

This is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and collections of temples preserved over centuries.

Copyright@ 重要文化財 三宝荒神坐像 京都・来迎院                                                                                Important Cultural Property,  Seated Deity Sanbō Kōjin (Raigō-in Temple, Kyoto)

Copyright@ 重要文化財 蔵王権現立像 鳥取・三佛寺                                                               Important Cultural Property,  Standing Zaō Gongen (Sanbutsu-ji Temple, Tottori)

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  • Sennyū ji: December 13th, 2016 ~ February 5th, 2017, 9:30-17:00 (-20:00 on Friday and Saturday) Closed on Mondays. Sanbutsu-ji Temple: January 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017, 9:30-17:00 (-20:00 on Friday and Saturday) Closed on Mondays.
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